Key Personnel

Bill Stein

William S. Stein - Interim Executive Director | 412-325-0039

Bill Stein is a community and business leader with extensive experience in both for profit and nonprofit organizations. He has held executive positions or consulted with The Carnegie Institute, DuPont, H. J. Heinz, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, PPG Industries, Saatchi & Saatchi, the MAYA Group and more.

Bill currently provides Interim Executive Director services, and is a consultant working with a wide range of groups.

He has also been adjunct faculty at The John Heinz School of Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University.


Paula Pagnotta

Paula Pagnotta – Office Manager | 412-325-0039

Paula earned an Associate Degree in Business Management and studied network administration. She has a background in Office Management, Accounting, Benefits Administration and Facility Coordination. Paula also serves as JRS’s network administrator, Chair of the JRS Health and Safety Committee and was the first recipient of the JRS Health and Safety Award.




Jill Pawlowski

Jill Pawlowski, MS.Ed., LPC, CPRP – Director of the Howard Levin Clubhouse | 412-422-1850

With degrees from Point Park University and Duquesne University, Jill was hired in 2014 to lead the Clubhouse. Previously she worked at Turtle Creek MH/MR as an IDD/MH Supervisor. Jill has experience working with a range of disabilities and with a broad knowledge of the community system of services.




Audra Thomas

Audra Thomas, B.S. – Director of Residential Support Services | 412-325-0039

Audra has fostered a work atmosphere that promotes best practices, teamwork and professionalism. She has been in the field of supporting individuals with disabilities and guiding support teams for many years. Audra ushered in a heightened level of support services moving away from a “custodial functioning model to a supportive person-centered model”.




Cindy Paganico

Cindy Paganico, B.S. – Controller | 412-422-7200

Cindy is the CFO of sister agency Jewish Family & Children's Service and also provides a wide range of financial and business services to JRS. Cindy coordinates both the financial and audit committees. She has forged a great partnership between JRS and the JF&CS fiscal office, providing outstanding financial support and leadership to JRS.